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“Dare to Dream” Snoopy Art & Life Exhibition @ Harbour City

July 26, 2014 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Art is derived from life, and life sparkles because we dream! Since the launch of fabled cartoon “Peanuts” in the United States in 1950, the main character Snoopy has become the symbol for “dreams coming true”. 

Harbour City proudly presents the “Dare to Dream” Snoopy Art & Life Exhibition from July 16 to August 12, 2014, which displays the world’s largest figurine of Snoopy at 3.3 metres tall and Snoopy art pieces made with Japan’s most iconic traditional crafts created by Japanese artistYoshiteru Otani and other master Japanese craftsmen. Yoshi has worked together with Peanuts creator, Charles M. Schultz, for many times already and the Charles M. Schulz Museum has also displayed 2 art pieces created by Yoshi. Yoshi had live demonstration of giant Snoopy calligraphy of “Hong Kong with 4M x 2M size and“Dream with 2M x 2M size at Atrium II, Gateway Arcade of Harbour City on 16 & 17 July, 2014.

On behalf of everyone at the Charles M. Schulz Museum, Creative Associates and Peanuts Worldwide, Mrs. Jean Schulz, the wife of Charles M. Schultz, is truly honored to be part of Harbour City’s extraordinary tribute to Peanuts.  From what she has seen, this is a very remarkable exhibition — and even from United States  across the world   in Santa Rosa, California, she is impressed by the magnitude of the displays.  She knows that her husband, Sparky, would have been very happy to see how the characters that he created could bring joy to people  and it is particularly exciting to see it happen across the globe in Hong Kong. She hopes everyone enjoys this magnificent event.

"Dare to Dream" Snoopy Art & Life Exhibition @ Harbour City
“Dare to Dream” Snoopy Art & Life Exhibition @ Harbour City

Harbour City has organized a series of exhibitions and activities for the “Dare to Dream” Snoopy Art & Life Exhibition:

“Dreams Never Fail”  Snoopy’s Time Track Giant Art Installation

The Ocean Terminal Forecourt in Harbour City will display “Dreams Never Fail” Snoopy’s Time Track Giant Art Installation curated by Yoshiteru Otani4 Snoopy figurines with different gestures with giant background graphics will run from the Main Entrance of Ocean Terminal of Harbour City to the 5 flag poles, which implies that Snoopy is traveling all the way from United States to Japan and then to Hong Kong, expressing the idea that art has no boundaries. In addition,the world’s largest Snoopy figurine at 3.3 metres tall, has become the symbol for the pioneering spirit of dreams realized, symbolising the determination of marching forward together to make dreams come true.

“Create Your Dreams”— Snoopy themed calligraphy and Japanese craft exhibition

 “Gallery by the Harbour” at Harbour City will also organize the “Create Your Dreams” Snoopy themed calligraphy and Japanese craft exhibition at the same time. Prominent Japanese artist Yoshi Otani skilfully creates Snoopy images with brush calligraphy, other master Japanese craftsmen will also perform Japan’s most iconic traditional crafts such as Mino pottery and Wajima lacquering techniques on Snoopy’s figure. Moreover, the private collection of Mrs. Jean Schulz, Hida Ichii Itto-bori: Dragon and SNOOPY, will be also be displayed at the exhibition. Each unique art piece is created by different traditional oriental method to vividly interpret the lovable demeanour of Snoopy, showing the perfect fusion of Eastern and Western art.     

"Create Your Dreams" Art Exhibition & "Small House, Big World" Snoopy Dog House Art Array
“Create Your Dreams” Art Exhibition & “Small House, Big World” Snoopy Dog House Art Array

“Small House, Big World ” Snoopy Dog House Art Array

In the comics Peanuts, Snoopy loves creating, daydreaming and soaring in the infinite world of imagination on the rooftop of his doghouse. The corridor of Gateway Arcade, Harbour City will be transformed into “Small House, Big World”  Snoopy Dog House Art Array, exhibiting Snoopy’s 10 doghouses designed by celebrities and artists under the theme of “Dream”. Through the 1.8-metre houses, 10 celebrities and artists from different nationalities and professions express their childhood memories and dreams, implying diverse art features of their cultures. It is also the first time for Schulz Studio of Charles Schulz, the Peanuts creator, to design and exhibit a doghouse overseas. Other designers include Japanese artist Yoshi Otani, Liverpool footballer Ian Rush MBE and British fashion designer Philip Colbert as well as local artist Pak Sheung Chuen and his children, “slang guru” So Real Real and the prodigy of painting Kenny Lau Kin Gi. The art installation will help us break the constraints of reality to re-encounter our own big world. Let’s embark on the “dream” journey.

“Dream Memorial”  Pop-up Store for Made-in-Japan Snoopy Products
Simultaneously, Hong Kong’s first “Dream Memorial” — Pop-up Store for Made-in-Japan Snoopy Productswill be set up at Atrium 1, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, selling exclusively made-in-Japan Snoopy products for the first time in Hong Kong. From daily commodities to accessories, every piece combines fine Japanese traditional crafts, such as Mino-yaki tableware, Wajima-nuri tableware, tins utensils and ornaments, and Kaga Yuzen handkerchiefs, signifying the endless pursuit of the finest craftsmanship. Now you can also collect art pieces of Snoopy at your home. There are also Snoopy art and life sale counters to sell Snoopy plush toys, handbags, backpacks, gadgets, cookies and chocolates.

Snoopy Artland

Harbour City’s Ocean Terminal will transform into a Snoopy Artland, bringing children into a Snoopy dream world. The park will be decorated with colourful tones of light blue and pink, along with a 12 feet tall Snoopy doghouse in which children can slide besides the doghouse into the playground. The surrounding decoration will be filled with summer themes such as Snoopy enjoying an ice cream, popsicle and cupcake, cooling off from the summer heat.

“Dare to Dream” Charity Sales and Events

Each child has their own dreams but not every child has the ability to pursue it. Harbour City will hold a Snoopy special charity sale of postcard and a series of activities, in which all proceeds will be donated to UNICEF to help the children in need from around the world to help achieve their dreams.

a.      Snoopy Postcard Charity Sale: Harbour City has invited artist Yoshiteru Otani in specially designing a calligraphy postcard to represent the Hong Kong Snoopy exhibition. Along the calligraphy will be an effect of gold foil along the front. Each postcard is HK$10, proceeds going to charity.

b.     Snoopy Meet & Greet: During the event weekends, Harbour City has also invited Snoopy for a meet & greet with everyone at Ocean Terminal. With any amount of donation, you are able to take a group photo with snoopy and also receive a hug from him.

Charity Snoopy Coffee Art

From July 19 to August 12, 2014, a variety of participating restaurants at Harbour City will be offering charity “Dare to Dream” Snoopy Art & Life Exhibition themed coffee art, ensuring everyone enjoys an amazing culinary experience. Snoopy Coffee Art will be sold at charity price. Part of the proceeds will be donated to “UNICEF”. Furthermore, with a designated donation, customers can join the “Charity Snoopy Coffee Art Workshop” organized by illy Caffe to make Snoopy Coffee Art.

Participating restaurants include: add@Prince, Bubbles Bar, Cafe Marco, Caffe Greco, illy Caffe, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel — Lobby Lounge, Prince Hotel — Lobby Lounge, niji bistro, The Coffee Academics & Three On Canton

Harbour City Snoopy themed coffee art charity sale
Harbour City Snoopy themed coffee art charity sale

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